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Porthminster Kitchen, St. Ives, Cornwall

Porthminster Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1522 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Porthminster Kitchen serves up a refreshing, playful take on Cornish cuisine, introducing a menu of smaller plates and lighter options which combine global flavours, fresh local ingredients and creative cooking.

We have stripped out much of what is unnecessary; dairy and gluten take a backseat in favour of fresh and exciting textures and flavours.

Porthminster Kitchen enjoys awe-inspiring panoramic views from its location in the heart of St Ives. From your vantage point above the harbour, escape the hustle and bustle and relax on our sun-drenched terrace, or gaze out from huge windows and take in the 180° view.

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01736 799874

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,522 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • Cornwall

    Best Service

  • Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cornwall

    Notable Wine List

  • Cornwall

    Scenic View

  • Cornwall

    Most Booked

  • West Cornwall

    Best Overall

  • West Cornwall

    Best Food

  • West Cornwall

    Best Service

  • West Cornwall

    Best Ambience

  • West Cornwall

    Best Value

  • West Cornwall

    Fit for Foodies

  • West Cornwall

    Healthy

  • West Cornwall

    Lunch

  • West Cornwall

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • West Cornwall

    Special Occasions

  • West Cornwall

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always try to get a table when we’re in St Ives. Love the food. The mussels are to die for. This time we had monkfish and lamb starters, both delicious but highly recommend the lamb! Hake and fish curry for mains which were both amazing. Desserts of cheeseboard and banana cheesecake topped off the evening…. Not your typical cheesecake, deconstructed in a lovely melt in the mouth bowl… Wine was spot on and we go back time after time as the food, service, view and price always make the evening feel special.

  2. MS

    MartinS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Friendly waiting staff. Good food , definitely recommend this restaurant.

  3. RK

    RichardK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked online for anniversary, food was superb and service was exceptional, accommodated requests and when we tried to buy a cookbook for memento the gifted it to us so fabulous visit

  4. DL

    DannyLynn

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, lovely setting, lovely staff. Gorgeous views. Will be back!

  5. d

    dawnk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food we don’t normally have a dessert but they were fabulous. Lovely service from a lovely young lady who was very personable. We will be back.

  6. SB

    SylviaB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Delicious food - we enjoyed the range of fish dishes on offer. The views are spectacular from the tables and the service was relaxed, welcoming and efficient.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was on a four day break ate here twice as enjoyed what we had on the first night and struggled to decide as it all looked good the seafood linguine was exceptional

  8. SJ

    SteveJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal especially the Crispy sea bream with rice and Asian salad.

  9. M

    Mark444

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you come to St.Ives, you just have to visit this wonderful restaurant. The food is amazing, the service is terrific, and the views over the harbour are stunning! Two recommendations!! Try the three oysters as one of your starters! Best I’ve ever tasted, plus go for the wine by the glass! They are very generous!

  10. RS

    RichardS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    All good Great staff Very good service Food really good If not for the fact I am a chef I would as a normal punter probably have given food 4 star min

  11. f

    fairvet

    Cornwall

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    very pleasant restaurant, tasty food, friendly service, good value for monea

  12. TB

    TheresaB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresh and delicious foods with 2 choices for the vegetarian when I visited with family. My husband really enjoyed the seafood linguine. The vegetable curry was also exceptional. Friendly staff too.

  13. SK

    SadinaK

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the most amazing lunch here, every course was absolutely exquisite!! and the oysters were HUGE!! The staff were fantastic and a real joy. My partner and I just cannot wait to return. Thank you so very much for such wonderful, memorable, food.

  14. MJ

    MaggieJ

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely lunch but quite expensive for a lunch for 2 😞

  15. J

    Jacqueline

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite restaurant in St Ives. Been numerous times and always had a really lovely evening. Bit pricey but amazing food.

  16. AJ

    AlexanderJ

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Great and friendly service. Wonderful sea views.

  17. J

    Jessie123

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed lunch on Sunday with the stunning view complimenting the delicious food . The quality and choice of food, it’s presentation and the service were excellent. The chef was kind enough to give me one of his sauce recipes for which I am most grateful. I would not hesitate to recommend eating here.

  18. F

    Fullymn

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gourmet food but not gourmet prices. Stunning view of St Ives harbour whilst you dine - a must visit.

  19. RJ

    RogerJ

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very nice meal with good service and atmosphere but expensive.

  20. t

    traggett

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food and location and the team dealt very well with a stray pigeon which took residence under our seat.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, approachable and caring team working there, delicious food and wonderful environment! Thank you for making it super special and the little extra for my husbands birthday was an extra special touch which went along way! Thank you!

  22. MC

    MartinC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Good all round value for money. Stunning location over the harbour. Friendly staff.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Second visit this week. Absolutely delicious food and superb service. Thank you.

  24. a

    alig

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our second visit. The food is delicious and the view is wonderful. You can even sit outside if it's warm enough. Gosh the prices have gone up in St Ives but they have everywhere. Happy to return and recommend

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, superb service and great views over the harbour

  26. D

    Des64

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nicely presented food, good service from friendly professional staff. Good value, would happily return.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yet another fantastic meal at the Porthminster. Food and service were both outstanding. It was so good that I’ve already booked to come again tomorrow. 5*. Thank you.

  28. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal. Definitely will go back when we visit St.Ives again.

  29. J

    Jackbly

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice food, great location at the sea front and pleasant atmosphere

  30. SB

    SimonB

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food excellent service

  31. DA

    DavidA

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and wine. Good to dine on the balcony too.

  32. V

    Victoria

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner and great food !!! We definitely come back again

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful Sunday lunch spent at Porthminster! Thank you!!

  34. f

    florac

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, really fresh produce. Great view of harbour

  35. DC

    DianneC

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely okace to eat, great views even if you eat inside!

  36. B

    Becks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely evening at Porthminster Kitchen. The setting is lovely and the food was great. Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Will definitely return in the future and recommend to family and friends visiting St Ives!

  37. PT

    PoshTotty

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent, we shared some starters, squid and Korean cauliflower. And then fish and chips, hake and seafood curry, which were all delicious. And then the kids had brownies which they polished off. Wine was good value and staff were very friendly. Will def go again when back in St Ives.

  38. DA

    DavidA

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We have dined here every year for at least 20 years, back in the day when it was Ocean Grill. The selection on the menu has been reduced and last night there wasn’t one starter our party of four wanted. My wife and sister had the sole and my brother in law had the Seafood Linguine. All four dishes were good. The bottles of red wine was over priced. The restaurant was quite noisy. The staff were very good and attentive. Overall a slight disappointment from previous years.

  39. RA

    RebeccaAC

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service - super helpful staff, fantastic food and beautiful sea view. Will definitely be going back!

  40. JM

    JosieM

    Dublin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food and great service. Particularly enjoyed the Dover sole and the amazing brownie dessert with pistachio ice cream!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Porthminster Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1522 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Porthminster Kitchen

Wharf Road St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 1LG

Additional information

  • Area

    St Ives

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 09:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–15:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

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